Monday, September 26, 2016


301 Bicentennial Circle
Sacramento, CA 95826
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, (excluding court holidays)

Landlord/Tenant (Unlawful Detainers) - 916-875-7746 (Call Center Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Small Claims - 916-875-7746 (Call Center Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Small Claims Advisory Clinic - 916-875-7846
Traffic - 916-875-7800 (Call Center Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Background Information

The Carol Miller Justice Center houses those divisions within the Court that hear Traffic, Small Claims, and Unlawful Detainer cases. Other services located within the Carol Miller Justice Center are the Small Claims Advisory Clinic, Small Claims Mediation Office, Unlawful Detainer Advisor's Office and the Unlawful Detainer Mediation Office. Future enhancements to the facility will include both a Traffic and an Unlawful Detainer Self-Help Center.

Matters heard and/or processed

The following matters are heard and/or processed at the Carol Miller Justice Center. Information on case type definitions.

Trials and Hearings Heard

  • Traffic misdemeanors and infractions, including arraignment, pretrial hearings, and trials (adult only)
  • Traffic infractions (adult and juvenile)
  • Unlawful detainer (landlord-tenant) cases under $25,000
  • Small claims cases

Case Processing Support Services

  • Adult and juvenile traffic infractions, adult traffic misdemeanors, small claims, unlawful detainer support services (filing of documents, payment of fees, review of files, and case processing)
  • Small Claims Advisory Clinic
  • Unlawful Detainer Advisor's Office
  • Small Claims Mediation Office

Night Court

The Superior Court of Sacramento is pleased to announce extended hours for Night Court services at the Carol Miller Justice Center (CMJC). On the 2nd Wednesday of every month, CMJC will have extended hours and provide services until 6:15 p.m. These services include public counter assistance for Traffic, Small Claims, and Unlawful Detainer matters. Walk-in arraignments for Traffic and Small Claims trials will be heard. Mediation and Advisory Services for Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer matters will be available on the 3rd floor. Please note: Interpreter services are not currently available during the Night Court hours.

Departments

The following matters are heard and/or processed at the Carol Miller Justice Center:

  • Departments 81 through 84 - First Floor
  • Departments 86 through 88 - Third floor

Nearby Services

The following services are available in or near the Carol Miller Justice Center:

  • Copy Machines - Available in the first floor snack area; $.25 per page; change machine for $1 and $5 bills.The copy machines will also accept copy cards purchased at the Gordon D. Schaber Court or the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse.
  • Vending Machines - Vending machines and a snack area are located on the first floor.
  • Public Telephones - Located on each floor.
  • Children's Waiting Room - A Children's Waiting Room is located in on the first floor near the snack area and is available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • U.S. Mailbox - A U.S. Postal Service branch is located on Bicentennial Circle.
  • Banking Services - Nearby banks include Wells Fargo at 1 Park Center Drive (Campus Commons) and Bank of America at 9 Park Center Drive (Campus Commons).
  • Nearby Restaurants - Folsom Boulevard, both east and west from CMJC, has many restaurants in all price ranges.

Interactive Map to the Courthouse

Driving Directions

From the Bay Area (and points west)

  • Take the Interstate 80 freeway to Highway 50 eastbound (toward Lake Tahoe). Exit at the Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road exit. Turn right onto Power Inn Road and move immediately over into the left lane. Turn left onto eastbound Folsom Boulevard. Turn left at the Bicentennial Circle Road stoplight. Follow Bicentennial Circle around to the parking lot entrance.

From North Sacramento (and points north)

  • Take Interstate 80 to Interstate 5 south. At the interchange with Highway 50, take Highway 50 eastbound (toward Lake Tahoe). Exit at the Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road exit. Turn right onto Power Inn Road and move immediately over into the left lane. Turn left onto eastbound Folsom Boulevard. Turn left at the Bicentennial Circle Road stoplight. Follow Bicentennial Circle around to the parking lot entrance or
  • Take Interstate 5 south. At the interchange with Highway 50, take Highway 50 eastbound (toward Lake Tahoe). Exit at the Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road exit. Turn right onto Power Inn Road and move immediately over into the left lane. Turn left onto eastbound Folsom Boulevard. Turn left at the Bicentennial Circle Road stoplight. Follow Bicentennial Circle around to the parking lot entrance.

From South Sacramento (and points south)

  • Take Interstate 5 north. At the interchange with Highway 50, take Highway 50 eastbound (toward Lake Tahoe). Exit at the Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road exit. Turn right onto Power Inn Road and move immediately over into the left lane. Turn left onto eastbound Folsom Boulevard. Turn left at the Bicentennial Circle Road stoplight. Follow Bicentennial Circle around to the parking lot entrance or
  • Take Highway 99 north. At the interchange, follow the signs leading to eastbound Highway 50 (toward Lake Tahoe). Exit at the Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road exit. Turn right onto Power Inn Road and move immediately over into the left lane. Turn left onto eastbound Folsom Boulevard. Turn left at the Bicentennial Circle Road stoplight. Follow Bicentennial Circle around to the parking lot entrance.

From Rancho Cordova or Folsom (and points east)

  • Take Highway 50 west. Exit at the Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road exit. Turn left onto Power Inn Road southbound. Turn left onto eastbound Folsom Boulevard. Turn left at the Bicentennial Circle Road stoplight. Follow Bicentennial Circle around to the parking lot entrance.

Parking Information

Public parking is available in the lot in front of the Carol Miller Justice Center. The cost for a parking pass is $2.00 for two hours of parking and $1.00 for every hour thereafter, for a maximum of $8.00 per day. The parking pass machines accept coins, bills, and credit and debit cards. There are two entrances to the parking lot - one on the north side of the building and another on the west side. A machine dispensing parking passes is available at the north entrance and also at a walk-up dispenser located in the center of the parking lot. Be sure to place your parking pass in an easily visible spot in your car's front window. If you have a Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) disabled person license plate or placard, there is no charge for parking.